County Commissioner Hunter Taylor To Address
Barnstead-Alton-Gilmanton Republican Committee (BARC’G) has arranged to
have recently appointed Belknap County Commissioner Hunter Taylor of
Alton to be the guest speaker at their next monthly meeting. The
meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 14 at 6:30 pm at J.J. Goodwin’s
Restaurant (upstairs dining room), 769 Suncook Valley Highway (Rt 28),
in Center Barnstead.
Commissioner Taylor will share his motivations to apply for the position
that opened up when former Commissioner Steve Nedeau resigned effective
this past January 1. In addition, the Commissioner will discuss some of
the current county concerns including the need for county jail
improvements, and economic efforts to create more jobs and draw young
people back to Belknap County.
meetings are open to Republicans and like-minded Independents from
Alton, Barnstead, and Gilmanton, and any other towns in New Hampshire.
usual meeting format, if you’re interested in having dinner (at your
option) or wish to socialize before the meeting, plan to arrive as early
Committee reminds you to bring a non-perishable food item (cans of soup,
tuna fish, etc.) to the meeting for distribution to local food pantries.
information, please send an email to
Letter To The Editor
writing this letter concerning a matter of great concern to me. It is
the exorbitant costs of veterinary care. I realize that it costs a lot
to maintain a practice, but I feel that the costs of keeping our pets
healthy is out of control.
and I have been married for 50 years. We love animals, and from the
beginning of our marriage we have had pets. We started with a couple of
kittens, from there we had dogs .
course of our marriage we have had a total of 8 dogs, cats, and 3
horses. We raised pigs, bred and raised goats, chickens, ducks, and
We moved to
Barnstead 10 years ago. At that time we had 2 dogs and a parrot . We are
retired and on a fixed income and can no longer afford to have pets,
because we can’t afford the high cost of keeping them healthy. We had
our last dog put to sleep in 2011 - it cost around $135 to put that dear
little dog out of his misery. My husband said, “No more animals.”
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my sister, who is 62 years old, had to have her dog put to sleep because
she couldn’ t afford to pay for the medical care that the dog needed.
The cost to have her put to sleep was around $200! Which my sister
didn’t have. Fortunately, several friends and family members were able
to loan her the money.
love to be able to have a dog or a cat or some pet to care for. What, if
anything, can be done about this matter?